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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 7:00 pm

WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of U.S. roadways are in need of repair, and the poor condition of the nation’s transportation network results in billions in extra costs, according to a White House report.

The report was released Monday in conjunction with President Barack Obama’s campaign to pressure Congress for a deal to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. The fund, supplied by fuel taxes, is heading toward insolvency as early as next month, jeopardizing jobs and projects during the peak construction season.

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:41 am on Tue, Jul 15, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 2980

    It's too bad that more of Obama's $787 billion stimulus act didn't go to creating and repairing major infrastructure projects, instead of mostly going to prop up various government unions.

     

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